Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

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Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is the sequel to Bit.Trip Runner. The game's look and feel is very different from the original. Runner 2 forgoes the original's retro look in favor of a cartoon art style. The game's story takes on a more humorous tone, and is narrated by Charles Martinet.

The game expands on the original in several ways. There are several new actions, such as rotating the analog stick to trace Commander Video's path around a loop. In addition, level selection takes place on a map screen laid out similar to other classic platform games. Levels offer alternate paths which can be either easier or harder to complete depending on the path. There are also mid-level checkpoints, though these are optional, and the player earns more points if he/she chooses to skip them. Collecting all gold in each stage allows the player to shoot Commander Video out of a cannon into a target to score extra points.

There are several characters that can be unlocked, as well as several costumes for each one.

The game offers 120 levels, online leaderboards for each individual stage, and multiple difficulties for replay value.


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Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows This platform (to the extreme left) will speed the character immensely
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Title screen
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Passing on top of an airplane
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Commandgirl Video diving down.

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Wii U Mar 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90
God is a Geek Windows Feb 25, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 07, 2013 18 out of 20 90
Hooked Gamers Windows Mar 08, 2013 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Gamer Windows Apr 11, 2013 85 out of 100 85
3D Juegos Xbox 360 Mar 06, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
3D Juegos Wii U Apr 16, 2013 8.4 out of 10 84
Hardcore Gamer Magazine PlayStation 3 Mar 14, 2013 4 out of 5 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr 02, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Edge Wii U Apr 24, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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